USE OF INTERNET BASED E-RESOURCES AT BABASAHEB BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY,LUCKNOW A SURVEY. NACLIN 2010 BITS PILANI,GOA. By Vijeta* & Anurag Shrivastava** *Research Scholar, DLISc, BBAUniversity, Lucknow **Librarian Kendriya Vidyalaya Madhupur, Deoghar * [email protected]
In the present study, a survey describe on the user of the electronic information focusing on the Internet based E-resources at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Central Library, however it is also examines the utilization, purpose, difficulties and satisfaction level of users about Internet based e-resource services provided by the library. Hence the study highlighted the problems related to the use of Internet based e-resource.
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow is one of the Central Universities have mandate with the following aims:
The University have strengthen with 75 (54 M & 21 F) teaching staff members, 87 (78 M & 09 F) non teaching members, 911 (657 M & 254 F) PG students and 181 (112 M & 69 F) research scholar as on 31.03.2010.
There is only one questionnaire, divided in two sections: -
This section having general questions regarding the user name, designation, sex age, department and contact details.
This section having questions concerned with the gender wise study, Purpose of visiting BBAU Library, Use of Internet at different degrees, Purpose of Internet use (gender wise), Difficulties in accessing Internet based e-resources andFacilities required by the users.
Out of 185 users, 130 were males while the remaining 55 were females.
As stated above the users community comprising of both male and female .
The male representatives, were > female counterparts in all the group of users. Regarding age factors, majority of the users are found to be below 30 years (136; 73%), users belonging to the age group 30-50 years are accounted as 46 (25%) and 3 (2%) approx of the faculty members are above 50 years.
180 of respondents visit library for
Browsing online paid journals, 170 of users to Search for study/
research material,112 to visit website, 78 to browse
free e-journals, 50 and 54 users go to the library for
54.05% users are using the Internet to full extent and 29.18%uses the
Internet to some extent and 16.75% uses the Internet to little extent.
The most important purpose of Internet use is access of online journals (97.29%), 64.32% of user downloads their desired information from different web-based resources and websites, 60.54% of user visit various important sites of their use, 55.13% user browse J-CCC e-resources, 27.02% user use Internet for E-mail function and 22.16% user use Internet for chat /other purpose.
There is no any similarities have been established between both genders of users concerning their purpose of using Internet on the above mentioned aspects.
The data shows that the limitation of online full text journal articles (47.02%), limitation of Internet access speed (31.89%) and lack of knowledge in browsing e-journals (21.08%) & computer handling (19.45) were the major difficulties in accessing the Internet based e-resources.
59.49% of respondent wish to have more number of computers of latest configuration, 42.16% respondent wish to have frequent training facility from experts, 26.48% of respondent resource sharing,60.54% of the respondent wish to have faster speed of Internet access 43.24% respondent wish to have e-resources printing facility, and 25.40% respondent also wish to have wireless network facility in the campus.